Even though it's a few shades darker than we were originally going for, it is going to look amazing!
While giving the flooring time to acclimate, Mark and his dad began to tackle the shower surrounds.
|Nothin' fancy, but it'll do the job.|
The guest bath was easy enough.
But when they went to start on the master bath, they discovered it's a mismatched set.
IT. IS. ALWAYS. SOMETHING.
So we will have to remedy that situation.
Then there are the issues with the new registers.....
...... Mark was tied up with Junior Ranger Camp the day the heating and cooling guys came to install the new system, so he wasn't there to oversee their work.
That is unfortunate, because they left some gaping holes where they installed a couple of the registers, and one of them is too close to where the wood stove will be.
So that will have to be remedied before the floors can go down.
This is frustrating work, let me tell you.
Most days I just want to pull my hair out.
So I just destroy things instead.
This old rotten doghouse was a good victim.
I also started taking down one of the old chicken coops, but that's going to require bigger tools and more muscle than I can muster on my own.
The plywood house is all warped and rotten, but the other one is made of sturdier lumber, and should be salvageable.
|With a different roof, of course|
The flimsy runs with the rusty chicken wire have to go, but they are going to be a serious pain.
Even though we didn't get to start on the floors like we wanted to, we did haul off another load of crap, so that's always good.
One other thing we worked on today was buying more vents for the foundation, and marking where they will go.
Just another of those little million-and-a-half things that need to be done around here.
|Like this gaping hole under our driveway, for instance.|
But we are still inching our way closer to moving day.
I was looking at the creek today, thinking about how much my birds are going to love it.
I think about it a lot when I am changing out their pool water three times a day.
As always, I close my post with a shot of our iconic tree.
Hopefully it doesn't die of old age before we move in.